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National Nature Council

Ambassadors in the profile-raising and fundraising efforts of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

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Connecting People with Nature

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Staff and Governing Authorities

The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature represents Canadians across the country. The Board governs the museum and reports on its progress to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The President and Chief Executive Officer, Vice-Presidents and Management Team, responsible for strategic operating branches, ensure the effective performance of the museum.

Board of Trustees

Interim Chair

Glenn Sakaki, Ontario

Interim Vice-Chair

Susan Knott, British Columbia


Allan Adam, Saskatchewan
Ron Calderoni, Quebec
Stephen Greenberg, Quebec
Heather Holden, British Columbia
Susan Knott, British Columbia
Linda Nowlan, British Columbia
Christian Robin, Manitoba
Mandy Woodland, Newfoundland and Labrador

President and Chief Executive Officer

Meg Beckel

Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Operating Officer

Charles Bloom

Vice-President, Marketing and Public Affairs

John Swettenham

Vice-President, Research and Collections

Jeffery M. Saarela, Ph.D.

Chief Advancement Officer

Laura Evans, C.F.R.E.

Interim Chief Content Officer

Stacy Wakeford, M.A.

Interim Chief Experience Officer

Angeline Laffin

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Brasic, C.P.A., C.A.

Management Team

Director, Human Resources
Sonja Gonsalves

Director, Facilities and Protection
Martin Leclerc

Chief Scientist
Jean-Marc Gagnon, Ph.D.

Section Head, Botany
Troy McMullin, Ph.D.

Section Head, Mineralogy
Aaron Lussier, Ph.D.

Section Head, Palaeobiology
Jordan Mallon, Ph.D.

Section Head, Zoology
Katriina Ilves, Ph.D.

Interim Head, Accounting and Budget Planning
Noella Muribora

Head, Business Planning and Audience Research
Laetitia Habimana

Head, Collection Services and Information Management
Sean Tudor, B.A.

Head, Content Development
Anne Botman

Head, Corporate Advancement
Nori Gowan

Head, Design
Dan Boivin

Head, Individual Advancement
Marissa Croteau

Head, Marketing and External Relations
Kasia Majewski

Head, Media Relations
Dan Smythe

Head, Programs
Dana Albright

Head, Protection Services
John Henderson

Head, Technical Operations
Marci Kwindt

Head, Visit Planning
Gerald James

Contact Information

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